Nick Nanton

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Nick Nanton
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Born Barbados
Occupation Lawyer, Author, Agent,[1] Branding expert[2][3]

Nick Nanton is an award winning director,[4] agent, and author. He is a 5 time Emmy winner for directing and producing the short films Jacob's Turn, Esperanza, Mi Casa Hogar, and Visioneer.[5][6][7][8] Nanton is a 13 time Telly Award winner and has co-authored several best-selling books.[9] He is the founder and CEO of The Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency.[10][11][12]

Nanton has been interviewed by The New York Times for his expertise in business branding and growth strategies, co-authors a regular column in Fast Company and has been featured in "The Next Big Thing," radio program and podcast.[13] He has been cited by other publications for his expert views on celebrity marketing and social media such as the Los Angeles Times and the Orlando Sentinel.[14][15]

Nanton is a partner at the law firm Dicks & Nanton where he practices liability, trademark, and entertainment law.[16][17] He was voted "Best of the Bar 2007" by his peers as published by the Orlando Business Journal.[18] Nanton is a member of the Florida Bar, the Orange Country Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He has also served on the Executive Council of the Florida Bar's Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section and was also the Chairman of the Orange County Bar Association's Entertainment Law Section.

In 2008, Nanton and partner J.W. Dicks, Esq. co-wrote, "Celebrity Branding You" which went on to become an Amazon #1 best-seller in multiple categories. Other works by Nanton include Building The Ultimate Network.

In 2013, one of Nanton's books, Story Selling, made the Wall Street Journal bestseller's list.[19]

In 2015, Nanton was named to the 40 under 40 by the Orlando Business Journal [20] and his business was named #9 fastest growing UF owned business[21]

In 2016, Nanton won an Emmy in Topical-Documentary for Return to Esperanza.[22]

Nanton currently serves on the board of the X_Prize_Foundation.

Nanton partners with Serial Entrepreneur Russell Brunson, co-founder of ClickFunnels, to co-produce the upcoming documentary, titled "Operation Toussaint' where they'll reveal the story of Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.). Former Homeland Security Special Agent/Undercover Operator and CIA analyst, Tim Ballard, founded O.U.R. based on multiple experiences of knowing where children were being trafficked across the globe, but not being able to help them in his federal role if there was no connection to the U.S. government. The film follows Ballard as he leads the anti-human trafficking organization on their mission to change the world through rescuing and rehabilitating children who have been trafficked. The online premiere Of 'Operation Toussaint' will be released on July 10th, 2018.


  • Story Selling
  • Celebrity Branding You ISBN 9780615186993
  • Building The Ultimate Network
  • Marketing Miracles
  • Cracking The Success Code
  • In It To Win It


  1. ^ Stein, Joel (20 June 2013). "Gwyneth Paltrow, Business Mogul?". Bloomberg. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Ryan, Patrick (26 February 2014). "The numbers are in: Britney's Vegas show is a hit". USA Today. Retrieved 19 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Raechal Leone Shewfelt (28 March 2014). "Celebrity Breakups Don't Have To End On a Bad Note". Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Nick Nanoton". IMDB. Retrieved 19 March 2015. 
  5. ^ Guzman, Daniela (August 4, 2011). "UF alum wins Emmy for seven-minute short film". The Independent Florida Alligator. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-03-29. Retrieved 2015-05-07. 
  7. ^ ROBERTS, ROBERTA O. "Gator grad wins top TV award". UF Law Magazine. University of Florida. Archived from the original on 29 January 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "47th Annual Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards (2011) - Recipients" (PDF). NATAS Ohio Valley Chapter. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 12, 2012. Retrieved January 22, 2013. 
  9. ^ Rigsby, Pat (April 11, 2012). ""Celebrity Lawyer" Nick Nanton and Fit Business Insider CEO Pat Rigsby Host Fitness Business Book Conference Call Yesterday". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  10. ^ Lee, Richard (July 29, 2009). "Nanton turns experts into celebs". Connecticut Post. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  11. ^ Laffin, Christelle (25 December 2012). "Le "personal branding", un phénomène d'autopromotion en phase avec la génération Y - Made in USA : qui m'aime m'achète !" (in French). Le Figaro. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  12. ^ Marco della Cava (5 February 2014). "The Beatles: Will we still need them in 2064?". USA TODAY. Retrieved 19 March 2015. 
  13. ^ Field, Anne (12 July 2007). "Making a Little Company Look Big". The New York Times. p. 5. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  14. ^ Carpenter, Susan (December 5, 2011). "A return to the scene of the grime". LA Times. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  15. ^ Moore, Roger (February 28, 2010). "Showbiz dreams? You're going to need a lawyer". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  16. ^ Mawdsley, Melinda (12 March 2015). "From Lady Gaga to your neighbor, personal branding becomes a national pastime". Retrieved 19 March 2015. 
  17. ^ Field, Anne (July 16, 2007). "Small firms capitalize on techniques that help create bigger presence". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  18. ^ Jennifer Alvira, Nicole Blake and Chandni Khatri (Nov 19, 2007). "Top vote recipients of 2007 win peer approval". American City Business Journals. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  19. ^ Nanton, Nick (2013). Story Selling. ISBN 9780990706465. 
  20. ^ "40 Under40". Orlando Business Journal. Retrieved November 3, 2016. 
  21. ^ "UF owned businesses". University of Florida. Retrieved November 3, 2016. 
  22. ^ "The 40th Annual Suncoast Regional Emmy® Awards 2016 Program Winners" (PDF). The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Suncoast Chapter. Retrieved 12/28/16.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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